Sunday Salon: A Comics Week

Setting // Saturday night, 11:30 p.m. It’s currently 53 degrees in my part of Florida. I know, that was unnecessary, wasn’t it? We have a teensy tiny chance of snow Tuesday night.

Cookies // Girl Scout cookies arrived this weekend! C and her new troop (which is so wonderful) has a cookie booth later today. I’ll try to post the cuteness on Instagram.

Reading // I finished up Hyperbole and a Half in Italian and Free to Learn by Peter Gray. I’m about to start This House Is Not For Sale by E.C. Osondu.

The bulk of my reading this week turned out to be a graphic novel/comics binge. A little bird told me about Comixology. I read An Age of License by Lucy Knisley and felt kind of meh about it. Then I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried (and loved!) some comics: All twelve issues of Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn (review posts tomorrow), an issue of Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, and the first installment of Fugue by Beth Hetland. I think I’m going to re-read the first Lumberjanes and see if C enjoys it (I have a feeling she will) before moving on to the other issues. I loved Fugue so much that I bought the omnibus in print. Can’t wait for that to come in so I can read the other two parts. Also, I have to say, all of these looked SO fantastic on my Nook HD+. Just when I was considering giving it up for a simpler e-reader, it reminds me how great it can be.

Happenings // Most of this week I’ll be playing at one of the local middle schools, rehearsing with and accompanying their band students in preparation for solo and ensemble festival next weekend. That’s on top of accompanying my own private students. I feel like I’ve been treading water for a month, so I’ll be glad for the fun to be over (for a little while, at least). I’m hoping to get back to commenting regularly on blogs starting next Sunday. Please know I’ve been reading, though!